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Can you love the problems that come with your good choices? (Because there will always be problems.)

I’m in the middle of a grinding conversation with publishing collaborators: “If we do A, then B happens, so what if we do X instead?” Brows are furrowed. We’re workin’ this problem like a piece of gum. Silent pauses. We’re thinking…thinking. Arguing our points. It’s tense and kind of wonderful.

“Hey, by the way everyone,” I raise my hand for pause, “I just want you to know, I LOVE this shit. This is my idea of fun.” And on we plod.

I can respect the challenges because I know they’re part of my calling. I’m on my path, there will be problems, and complaining about the inevitable is a ridiculous waste of energy. I know that, and I mean this in the most pragmatically joyous sense, life is just one damn thing after another.

If you’re intentional about your choices you may as well approach obstacles as opportunities to get more creative, innovative, stronger, and closer to what you want and the people you want to be with. (If you’re not intentional about your choices then…then that’s a “real” problem. Fix that first and then come back and read this. I’m cheering you on.)

Love your problems — really love them, and the solutions appear.

Do you love the kind of problems that you have in your relationship? Like, can you love the fact that your “work” as a couple is to deepen intimacy? That’s some hard work. But can you honour that that’s your work to do?

Can you love the problems inherent in your industry? The challenges that come with the goals you’ve set? The hoops you have to jump through to get what you want the most? If you can’t love the hassles, maybe you’re in the wrong place. Pick the battles that are for your cause, your higher good — it will bolster your strength instead of wearing you down.

If you can’t love the challenges that come with your territory, you should consider moving elsewhere. Move to where you find problems that are more loveable and satisfying — because there are plenty of them, and they need your willingness to be solved.


 

PS: Forward this to your smart friends and just say, hey, “no problem.” xo

Love your problems — really love them, and the solutions appear.
Pick the battles that are for your cause, your higher good — it will bolster your strength.

 

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Right now The Desire Map is FREE for you + your FRIENDS. Because…this is what I have to give.

Beautiful. Lighter. Team. Bliss. (…And one word that I always keep to myself.)

These are a prayer, a mantra, that I work with everyday — my Core Desired Feelings.

My Core Desired Feelings help me decide how I’ll take care of my body. They help me stay committed to meditating every morning. They remind me to text my girlfriends saucy jokes. They helped me completely rewrite my business manifesto. I had no idea that 10 years ago, when I casually wrote some “feeling words” next to my goals, it would turn into what it has: Desire Mapping for…a lot of people.

If I can support you
…in your clarity;
…in making your feelings the heart of the matter;
…in being of more service to the world;
…in making the changes that we as a society so very much want to be made…Then I will do that in all the ways I can.

So here’s The Desire Map bundle. It’s free. For you. AND your chosen people. I’m not up-selling you or launching a bigger product. It’s the New Year and this is what I have to give.

Each (free) Desire Map bundle comes with:

You can send the bundle to as many people as you want (including yourself). Get and gift your Desire Map bundle HERE.

When you’re clear about how you really want to feel, then you become a creative force in the world. And THAT’s what we need in 2018. Clarity-backed action. And LOVE.

Blessings, prayers, pleas, and advance thanks for a New Year of true progress,

I know the colour of your eyes (A poem for loving your life while you’re aware of eternity.)

I know this lifetime is only a wooden structure
— struts and beams of longing and achieving.
I know beyond samsara and economics
there are colours I have never seen
that would send me into euphoria.

And over there, time is something we laugh at.
Like when my son said,
Remember when I thought if I
swallowed watermelon seeds they’d grow in my stomach?
And we laugh.

Ya, time, it never existed to begin with.

I know I’m living on multiple plains,
as a violet light ray, as a mechanic in Tibet,
and a stellar amoeba cleaning doubt from the atmosphere.
I am the Supreme God generating the original and eternal space.

I know that before there was The Word there was (and always will be) Space.
It is the canvas of reality and Light is the ink of our story.

I understand how Venus weaves Love into a generous geometry.
I worship her, so I know.

I get it.

But I’m holding on to here —
to music, and linen, and the white berries that grow by the lake.
I love how gravity holds me when I dance.
And when I decide to burn down this house and all the agreements in it,
I’m going to take rhythm, and the fruit seeds,
and the colour of your eyes with me everywhere I go.


 

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I know the colour of your eyes (A poem for loving your life while you’re aware of eternity.)
I love how gravity holds me when I dance.

 

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Photo credit: @anastasia_whistler

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